Reader Question: I just smudged myself for the first time ever. Do I need to continue to be smudged on a weekly basis? Also, is it true that I need to smudge my house or apartment?
Answer: Smudging with sage is an excellent way to clean your aura and also cleanse your living space. It is helpful to periodically smudge yourself and your home to assure the energies around you are not murky or stagnant. I recommend smudging yourself anytime you feel "energetically" dirty or are experiencing illness, exhaustion, or sluggishness. Weekly smudging seems a bit much, but it won't hurt to do it that often, judge for yourself.
Your home can be freed of stagnant energies anytime, but four times a year when the seasons change is a good rule of thumb. Also, you may wish to smudge your living space anytime it has been compromised with negativity or foreign energies introduced into the environment. This can happen anytime anyone enters your living space. Visitors who spend time inside your home can leave lingering energies behind that need to be cleared. Be sure to smudge after the plumber or other repair person has come and gone from the premises. You will want to smudge your house or apartment the day after you hosted a party to clear it of possible lingering "ickies" such as Aunt Florence's over-powering cologne, your sister's boyfriend's anxiety-ridden energies, or a co-worker's negative take on life in general.
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